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Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur Nov 22, 2012. 28 Replies

Hi all.I am finishing my Engineering degree in a week’s time; I do not officially graduate until the end of March next year though. A couple of the guy I am good friends with and I decided that we…Continue

 

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David Blackler replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"This is how a gentleman finishes his last day at engineering school. Dressed in a suit, scotch in one hand, cigar in the other and his friends beside him. "
Nov 22, 2012
David Blackler replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"Thanks everyone for all the advice. I finally settled on a a bottle of Glenmorangie 10yr and am looking forward to a what should prove to be a classic finish to my degree tomorrow evening."
Nov 21, 2012
Buck76 replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"A Scot owned bar that I frequent always sets a small pitcher of water next to a Scotch order.  I asked about this and the bartender replied that a little water helps to "open up" the taste.  So I tried the Scotch neat and then…"
Nov 14, 2012
Liam Strain replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"+1 on the Balvenie Doublewood - really fine scotch, even more so for the price. If you want something really special, try the Balvenie 21 year portwood is amazing. With that said - I tend to prefer speyside scotches (honey/leather/vanilla/spice)…"
Nov 14, 2012
Mike S. replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"Bourbon."
Nov 13, 2012
Eric M replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"My recommendation would be Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve. You should be able to find it for around $50-$70 (It's $75 or so here in Canada). An excellent bottle of scotch without breaking the bank too much. Be sure to pop back in…"
Nov 13, 2012
Carl Monster replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"Listen to this guy; he knows his stuff."
Nov 13, 2012
Sam Williams replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"Agreed. Go out and try some first. I didn't like scotch until I tried some 18 year Caol Ila. It's extremely smoky...kinda tastes smoked. That very prominent smoky flavor somehow eased me into the scotch taste."
Nov 13, 2012
J.L. replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"*Their."
Nov 13, 2012
Brian Splash replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"Agreed , however I prefer Drambuie , it's made by lords and earls whereas bourbon is made by toothless rednecks ( not my words stolen from there poster )"
Nov 13, 2012
David F. replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"First do you like scotch?  If not don’t blow your money. My general rule is that they need to be neat, single, legal, and preferably old enough to drink themselves. To translate that.  Drink it straight, no ice or water in the…"
Nov 13, 2012
Buck76 replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"BTW, most currently used single ply roofing materials don't stand up to cigar and cigarette ashes.  You don't want to celebrate your degree with a bill for $10K to fix the roof. Buck76"
Nov 13, 2012
StaggerLee replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"I'd recommend Gragganmore as it is my personal favorite. That said. I'll add my voice to those who say that unless you particularly like scotch, spend your money elsewhere, like on a good Irish whiskey (Jameson).  They cost less and…"
Nov 13, 2012
SB replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"David—congratulations on your graduation!  Engineering is a tough slog, so yes, that accomplishment deserves a special celebration.  And on the roof of the eng building!  I like it! May I recommend the 12 yr Glenlivet.  Its…"
Nov 13, 2012
J.L. replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"+1 on bourbon. Without breaking the bank, a few great ones are Buffalo Trace, Blanton's and my favorite, Woodford Reserve. If you must get Scotch, try Johnny Walker Black Label. Very smooth. Not too pricey. Another alternative is a French…"
Nov 13, 2012
Buck76 replied to David Blackler's discussion Celebratory Scotch: What to Buy?
"If you don't drink a lot of Scotch you may find that the more expensive brands are awfully smokey tasting.  Scotch is basically a whiskey which has had some ingredients dried over a peat fire, thus the smokey taste.  Spending $50 to…"
Nov 13, 2012

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